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All about Google and 'googling' : Tips for an effective google search.

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Others | Post Date: 2008-06-30

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What is google?

-Google- is a play on the word -googol- which is the mathematical term for 1 followed by 100 zeros and -…reflects the company's mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of information available on the web.-

Founders of google:
Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Why google is used by many of us?

•The interface is clear and simple.
•Pages load instantly.
•Placement in search results is never sold to anyone.
•Advertising on the site must offer relevant content and not be a distraction.
•No pop-up ads allowed.
•Size and scope: Now indexing over 20 billion web pages (conservative estimate).
•Relevance of Results: PageRank
•Diversity of Search: Image, News, Book Search, Scholar, Blog Search, Finance, Froogle, Video . . . and much, much more.
•Other Tools: Google Maps, Picasa, Blogger, Gmail, Calendar, Docs & Spreadsheets . . .

Tips for effective googling :

How does Google interpret basic search?
Google places -AND- operator between all search terms entered in basic search box.
Automatically searches for some plural/singular and grammatical variants.
You enter: news reader
Google searches: news AND reader OR readers
Does not search as exact phrase unless quotes present!

Special Google functions:
• Google News: news.google.com
• Google Images: images.google.com
• Google Blog Search: blogsearch.google.com
• Google Finance: finance.google.com
• Google Scholar: scholar.google.com
• Google Book Search: books.google.com

Enjoy googling.

All about google scholar :

• Covers: law, medicine, social sciences, arts, humanities, business, & finance.
• Included items: peer-reviewed papers, theses, book excerpts, abstracts & full-text articles
• Sources for items: academic publisher web pages, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, & other scholarly organizations.

Other exciting searches :

Effective localized search solution

Find theatres running your desired movies in your city.
search public source code

Other interesting stuff on google :
•Google Docs
•Google Calendar
•Google Reader
•Google Gear
•Google App Engine
•Google Sites
•Google Sets
•Google Trends and so on…

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a Physiotherapist by profession and a writer by interest. I have written many articles and blogs. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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